The reeds and rushes are deeply green, / And the white dew is turned into hoarfrost. / The man of whom I think, / [...] Cf. Shijing 129
1. Confucius said, "Contemplating good, and pursuing it, as if they could not reach it; contemplating evil! and [...] Cf. Lunyu 444
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
A girl of the Lu clan who lives in Golden-Wood Hall, / Where swallows perch in pairs on beams of tortoiseshell, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 223
Ground which can be freely traversed by both sides is called ACCESSIBLE. With regard to ground of this nature, be [...] Cf. Sunzi 156
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